Electronic ways of working in litigation feels very much like the norm, but there are hidden considerations in the features you may take for granted. Eimear McCann explores further.
Date : 22/11/23
Electronic ways of working in litigation feels very much like the norm, but there are hidden considerations in the features you may take for granted.
Electronic ways of working in litigation are more common than ever, but as digital methods become increasingly normal, we are beginning to see the hidden benefits of using workspaces and digital tools are starting to come to the fore.
Features such as search, tagging, automatic date detection, and indexing are essential components in any bundling tool, expediting the process, saving cost, and ensuring you adhere to the latest court guidelines.
What is a court bundle?
Court bundles include copies of all the documentation needed in legal proceedings. It ensures that each party has identical copies of all the relevant documents in a case.
Traditionally, court bundles have been hard copies. However, electronic court bundling software is often more beneficial than creating multiple copies, ensuring rapid upload and date detection to make the entire process more efficient.
But what about the hidden benefits that are often overlooked? And why should you consider going digital for hearing prep?
3 hidden benefits of electronic bundling explained
1. Search functionality
With TrialView, our intelligent search functionality allows users to quickly locate specific documents within a large electronic bundle. This efficient retrieval is essential for time-sensitive tasks during litigation, and having the capacity to find a fact or a document in seconds is indispensable.
In addition, searching electronically eliminates the need to manually sift through extensive document sets, saving valuable time and reducing the risk of oversights. Your client will thank yo, on both counts.
Finally. with electronic bundling, analysis is simply more efficient. Searching for specific terms, phrases, or keywords facilitates the identification of patterns and trends in the data set, making analysis easier than ever before – much more so than when working with boxes of paper files!
With electronic bundling, you are able to tag documents with relevant keywords or categories. This enhances the organisational structure of the electronic bundle, ultimately making it easier for legal professionals to categorise and retrieve documents efficiently.
Tags can be customised based on the unique needs of each case, facilitating a tailored system which aligns with the nuances and complexities of the litigation.
Plus, tagging promotes collaboration within legal teams by providing a standardised method for categorising and referencing documents. This fosters consistency and clarity in communication, ultimately resulting in more streamlined processes.
3. Accurate dating
Organising documents by date is critical for presenting a chronological sequence of events, augmenting the understand of the timeline of the case, identifying key milestones, and helpful in establishing causation.
Not only that, but dates are also essential for constructing a timeline of events, which is particularly valuable in litigation for presenting a clear and compelling narrative to the court.
Another benefit of efficient and accurate date information is the ability to adhere to court-imposed deadlines and legal procedures. We all know that failure to meet deadlines carries serious implications – so accurate dating is essential to the smooth running of cases.
Experience the benefits of TrialView electronic bundling
The features outlined above may sound trivial, but they can have a huge impact on the effective management and analysis of electronic bundles in litigation.
These features not only streamline document retrieval and organisation but also enhance collaboration, compliance, and the overall strategic approach to legal proceedings, allowing you to work with speed and efficiency for every aspect of your case.
Whether you are working from Excel, PDF, Word, or even email, TrialView’s award-winning bundling software enables fast and efficient bundle creation so you can work smarter, not harder.
Plus, advanced AI tools such as data recognition, smart pagination, de-duplication, and auto-indexing also ensure your bundles can be organised quickly and easily